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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm EDT
>>> tonight on "nightline," it is fight night for the vice presidential contenders, as joe biden squares off against paul ryan in a tightening race with only 25 days until the election. did biden make up for president obama's last debate stumble? in the battle of the number twos. >>> know the score. the political heavyweights who helped sarah palin and george w. bush prep for their debates tell us what marks they give the vice presidential contenders for a "nightline" report card. >>> plus, right brain, left brain. could which painting you refer tell which candidate you could vote for? we test the theory that your mind might be made up for you this election. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the vice presidential debate. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a feisty on-stage showdown as vice president joe biden and his republican challenger paul ryan went head-to-head for the first and only time, with time running short here. the stakes
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is president obama's record. >> joe biden has passion. paul ryan relies on power points. he'd better have specifics or he will likely be called out. joe biden will rely on foreign policy experience. he has been known to be gaffe prone. >> he made that all remark about the chains. >> what you see is what you get with the vice president. we think that is a real asset. and you trust them. you know that he is being honest. is there an advantage? republicans say of course. >> joe biden has been doing this since the 1800's. >> tonight, joe biden will make mincemeat of paul ryan. >> keep in mind, either way this is their first and only debate. there is no second chance. >> you can watch the vice- presidential debate right here on abc 7. coverage begins at 9:00. we invite you to log on to wjla.com/reaact from a smart phone or tablet. >> of family just 26 -- the race for president is tightening. mitt romney and president obama are hitting the battleground states. many of the key states are up for grabs. according to the new university survey, governor romney now leads in colorado, but still traili
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
- presidential debate sparked fireworks >> . it's been done a couple times. >> joe biden and paul ryan had stark differences on domestic policy it, including how to fix the economy. >> we are going. in the wrong going the economy is barely moving along. >> for a guy who says 47% of the americans are not willing to take responsibility. they pay more effective tax and governor romney pays in its federal income taxes. >> nam le went after obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. -- ryan went after obama. >> joe biden often laughed at ryan's arguments >> . joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> i thought joe biden was great to night. i cannot be prouder of him. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney will square off for the second round in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, ky
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
- presidential debate lived up to expectations and both sides went back and forth and joe biden had to make up for the president's lackluster performance last week. the first and only vice- presidential debate sparked a few fireworks. >> it has been done a couple of times. lower taxes, increase growth. >> president barack obama and paul ryan delivered such differences on domestic and foreign policies including how to fix the economy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> that's a surprise for a guy that says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility. they'd pay more effective tax than governor romney. >> paul ryan went after obama. >> it took the unprecedented two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> your changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> it was more of a back and forth than the first presidential debate. >> joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama did not do last week. >> both presiden
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
expect a more aggressive president obama next weeken new york. >> folks are talking about joe biden's demeanor, pointing, smirking, interrupting, laughing, laughing joe biden has his own twitter handle. is it going to hurt him at all? >> amazing how quickly the twitter handles pop up during and after the debates. the republicans are trying to make hay about vice president biden, laughing, kind of seeming sarcastic and being aggressive. if you are going to try to figure how this will impact the race. he didn't appeal to independent voters. small percentage sitting at hope trying to figure out who they will vote for. not who he was reaching out to. trying to reach out to democrats he made them feel belter after president obama's poor performance last week. >> thank you, karen. campaign manager, chimed in for obama said when the other side is spending their time talking about facial gestures and laughing you know they had a bad night. again, substance in that debate. people focus on that. >> need a paul ryan thirsty. >> cotton mouth last night. >> the big debate, we want to know who yo
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> why is that so? >> because not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: joe biden and paul ryan didn't give an inch to one another. we have the details from danville, kentucky. >>> also, moving day, for the space shuttle "endeavour." it is starting a two-day trip through the streets of los angeles. >>> the postal service adds a penny to the cost of your forever stamps. its newest effort to stop all the red ink. >>> and the san francisco giants and detroit tigers are looking forward in baseball's playoffs. two more teams will move today. >>> good friday morning, everybody. it was a decidedly different debate than last week's presidential faceoff. this time, joe biden and paul ryan clash on virtually every issue, stopping short of, basically, calling each other liars. >> now, the question is who won? and overnight yahoo! poll of 130,000 people may have the best answer of all. and it was 50/50. abc's brandi hitt is in danville, kentucky. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. yes, the vice presidential debate definitely lived up to expectati
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
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Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
they believe will come out on top. >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's faceoff in danville kentucky, has begun. the vrnings p. candidates are preparing to go -- the v.p. candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think the v.p. debates are very important and paul will do a good job but joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. and he's a good order. >> after president obama's poor showing against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan takes place at centre college in danville, kentucky tonight. debate preparations for romney -- for ryan have included a mock debates all across the country and he spent a day and a half preparing in st. petersburg, florida. >> are you ready? >> i am. >> he described what he is up against in an interview with cnn. >> joe biden has been doing this a long time. he ran for president twice and he's been on a big stage many times before so that's new for me. i'm doing my homework and studying the issues. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record than he has to run on. >> joe biden offer to this last week in iowa. >> i'm looking forward to it. what i have been doing mostly is studying up on his position on the issues. governor romneyand governor romney. i don't want to say anything in the debates that's not completely accurate. >> the moderator for tonight's debate is causing. martha raddatz. there's a report that president obama attended her wedding. the couple divorced in 1997. abc news is looking into whether it that rep
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
with the aftershocks from that epic clash last night, that fiery debate between vice presidential joe biden and congressman paul ryan. we now know that 51 million of us watched. so, who won? and what does it mean for the presidential race? with just 25 days to go before americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and our team is standing by, including the moderator of the debate, our own martha raddatz. but we begin with abc's jonathan karl right now. jon? >> reporter: diane, it was an even harder fought than the presidential debate, but today, both men quickly hit the campaign trail, trying to take advantage of whatever momentum they can. fresh off the big debate, joe biden rallied supporters in lacross, wisconsin -- paul ryan's home state. >> i am sure you observed last night, we had a little bit of a debate. >> reporter: ryan, out for a family breakfast in kentucky, seemed pleased, too. >> i feel great. >> reporter: it was a debate that sets the stage for the campaign's final month, laying out big differences on the central issues. like whether tax rates can be lowered without addi
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
. and it is fair to expect president obama will be watching tonight when his vice president joe biden debates republican nominee paul ryan. >> the subject of his own debate performance wasser to one when world news anchor diane sawyer spoke to mr. obama at the white house. >> let's get right to it, that debate what happened. >> governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> not the first time i had a bad night. >> i think what is important, the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. governor romney went to a lot of trouble to try to hide what his positions are because he knows those idea have been rejected. they won't work. if he is making an honest presentation about what he proposed he will lose. because the american people are not going to go back there. what this comes done to is how we are going to grow an economy in which everybody gets a fair shot. governor romney's prescription is that -- if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed toward the wealthy and roll back regulations that i have put in place, some how the economy is going to grow. i fundament
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
, where the faceoff is being billed as the thrill in the ville ii. >> can joe biden or paul ryan turn it into a game-changing performance? abc's brandi hitt is there. >> reporter: republican vice presidential hopeful and vice president joe biden say they're ready to go toe-to-toe in danville, kentucky. >> studying up on congressman ryan's positions. >> reporter: and tonight's showdown also comes at a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> >> be rested, look into the camera, smile from time to time last minute of the rise as joe biden and paul ryan prepared to face off and a big vice presidential debate. >> and that old vending machine that does not give you your treat and takes your money. the north carolina person may have taken their frustration a little too far. >> really wanted greater thansnickers. good morning, washington. it is 10, 11, 12. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. >> it will be a beautiful day. but noticeably cooler. we are in the '40's. lower 40's. look at leesburg, 42. northwest d.c.. bowie, 47. on our way to the low 60's. 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. bright sunshine. beautiful. increase in the wings. if you are heading to the nats park, 62 for the first pitch. through the game, and temperatures will fall to 57 degrees. you might want a light jacket. we will check in with doug hill in a few minutes. >> on the roads right now volume delays, and bound 50 as you head toward the bw parkway. bw parkway, inside the beltway you will see brake lights there. also southbound 270 jamming from 85 down fro u
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, ready to square off. can joe biden stop the republican surge? will paul reinhold his own against the seasoned pro? we're behind the scenes with both teams as they gear up for the showdown. >>> bouncing back. the housing market is heating up. 73 offers on this one house alone. is the comeback heading for your town? >>> dangero new hoax. pranksters sending s.w.a.t. teams to people's homes in the middle of the night. hundreds of families targeted. >> i want you to give me $10,000 and a police cruiser up front. i'm going to kill the rest of the hostages in 30 minutes. >>> and, coming home. a great new day for our friend, robin roberts, ready to get stronger and celebrating tonight. >> there is no place like home! >>> good evening. as we come on the air, vice president biden and his opponent, congressman paul ryan, are preparing to take their cements at this table and begin the big debate. there it is. and our very own martha raddatz will be moderating, sitting across from them at that table. she's our senior foreign affairs correspondent, former white house correspondent. and the two
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
. correct a pretty contentious debate yesterday between the vice-presidential nominees. >> joe biden under pressure after last week's. week's >> the candidates took center stage at centre college and 9:00 p.m. and the first question hit a sticky issue for the obama administration. the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. paul ryan accused the administration of failing to provide sufficient security in libya and misleading the public. following public assaults >> they sent the u.n. ambassador out pesetas was because of a protest of a youtube video. it tookwo weeks to acknowledge this as a. terrorist >> joe bide-- was a terrorist attack. >> paul ryan said that obama's for politics america appear weak. >> not a single thing he said is accurate. >> and -- >> they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut because they will not allow its domestic and give a tax cut for the super wealthy. >> our plan is to grow economy and create jobs. >> paul ryan rarely raised his voice but got an audience reaction with best -- >> i think the vice p
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
time. let's get to the other big story of the night. the fiery showdown between joe biden and paul ryan. >> president obama is in new york city on the same day as netanyahu is and is the meeting with him he goes to a talk show. >> it is a bunch of stuff. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> that is irish. >> this was more like a ballroom -- like a bar room brawl compared to the presidential debate last week. >> there was football and baseball tonight. this fight matched anything on the field. we call the the many faces of joe biden been he was laughing and frowning and smirking. there was a lot of interesting. it was a very strong performance tonight. everything from health care to libya appeared paul ryan said that this administration has failed to send a serious message to the rest of the world especially regarding the fear of a nuclear iran. >> they see, president obama and new york city, the same day that netanyahu is. instead of talking with him, he goes on a daily talk show. >> this is a bunch of stuff. >> what does that mean? >> it means it is simply inaccurate. >> it mea
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. here is a wrap up in kentucky. >> the showdown between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was full of attacks. >> there has done -- >> 0 now your jack kennedy. >> finger-pointing. >> 23 million americans are out of work today. this is not what a real recovery looks like. >> and a lot of laughs. >> i know you are under a lot of brass -- duress. >> he also challenged mitt romney the's tax plan. >> it should not be surprising geared for a guy who says 47% of people are unwilling to take responsibility. they pay more tax than gov. romney pays. >> the moderator's as the setting was more intimate. >> the jabs at one another, it felt was more personal. >> both sides are claiming victory as the waste no time heading back out on the campaign trail to rally more support. >> it is basically a tie. joe biden brought energy. and paul ryan brought the seriousness the republicans needed. >> today on the campaign trail is back to business for both of them. joe biden will have to hire with mitt romney. first, fighting for virginia. a live picture ready to get under way in richmond. sc
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to downplay expectations. how about this time? >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's's face-off in kentucky has begun. they're preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think they're important. i think paul will do a good job. i think joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. >> after obama's poor showing in denver democrats are counting on biden the palau -- pull out the win. >> he knows what's going on and he's in touch with the american public. i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> from a's farmer debate coach give his opinion on how the next will go -- romney's former coach gave his opinion. >> we did not go after him so you need to turn up the heat. >> biden says he's ready. foreign and domestic policy issues will both be in play. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6th election. >> another note, the presidential candidates are out campaigning while their running mates are preparing for the debate. romney is spending a third day in florida and
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
. tonight the focus can be on the vice-presidential candidates. joe biden and paul ryan will have their first and only debate in kentucky. >> as far as the presidential candidates obama will campaign in florida today and romney in north carolina. there's a new nbc wall street journal poll which shows romney made gains in the swing states of virginia, florida, and ohio. the largest in virginia, where now he's ahead of the president. now more from brandi hitt. >> the second round belongs to the running mates. >> i feel good about it. >> paul ryan and vice president joe biden say they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> i have been studying his positions. >> and there is a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying you did not show up. >> there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i so look forward to tuesday. >> is it possible
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
their enthusiasm at the end of the debate, and right now, as we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. >> you got your little wave to the families in, that's great. good evening, gentlemen, it really is an honor to be here with both of you. i would like to begin with libya. on a rather somber note, one month ago tonight, on the anniversary of 9/11, ambassador chris stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has now made clear, there were no protesters there. it was a pre-planned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure, vice president biden? >> what it was was a tragedy, martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans and i can make absolutely two commitments to you and the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it and whatever, wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public, because whatever mistakes are made, will
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to meet you. hey, can i call you joe. >> you can call me joe. >> can i call you joe. that was sarah palin holding her own against joe biden and this memorable moment from the 19 8 debate. vice presidential candidate lloyd bentsen saying this to dan quayle as he said he had as much experience as jfk. >> jack kennedy was a friend of mine, senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> so powerful moments, rick, but did they make a difference? >> two of the most vice presidential debate lines of all time but both were uttered by losing candidates. they know the stakes are huge for the debate. this is brand-new terrain for paul ryan. biden has more pressure on him now than ever because of the man at the top of the ticket's poor performance last week. >> we'll all be watching. rick klein with the bigger picture, thank you. this right here one on one, george and diane at the dafk and jake tapper and me at the debate hall and martha raddatz moderating the debate beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >>> we move on tonight to a key issue for many voters in the electric, the soaring price of gas.
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
: what's your message to joe biden? about tomorrow night? >> well, i -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker. but his yood ideas are the wro ones. and joe understands that. >> reporter: message to mitt romney? about tuesday night? >> well, i don't need to send a message to mitt romney. i think he will, once again, be very well prepared. you know, he -- you know, he makes a good power point presentation. i look forward to seeing hill. >> reporter: and he says, taking him on, on issues where he shifted, like legal abortion. during the primaries, the governor made it clear he would like to see a repeal of roe versus wade. but yesterday, in an interview, he said this. "there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." >> well, look. this is -- this is another example of governor romney to sixes he's been campaigning on for a year and a half. >> reporter: is it a lie? >> governor romney has made very clear that if a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe versus wade, that he
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
diane sawyer his advice for joe biden. >> i think joe just needs to be joe. >>> and breaking overnight, a body found. a grim discovery in the haunting case of what happened to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police ruling out her parents as suspects. and now, a manhunt is on for a killer. >>> 30 days ago, i'll walk through these doors and i'm going home. i'm going home. >> homecoming. a huge milestone for robin on her road to recovery. finally leaving the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends and family cheer her on. and we have her message for everyone this morning. ♪ hey, hey oh, you feel it now ♪ ♪ amen, amen >> going home now. >> woo. >>> and how is that for a start to the morning? [ applause ] wow. amen. amen, robin. we are so happy for you. everyone on team robin, so thrilled that you are finally home, waking up this morning, after so many weeks in the hospital. we're going to talk to robin's doctor, in just a little bit. we see the fist-pumps up in the air. we're going to learn about the next steps in robin's journey. >> he's back. she's back and t
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on that energy in danville, kentucky where paul ryan arrived today and will debate the vice president joe biden tomorrow. but joe biden has been here before many times and knows how to work the crowd. >> can i call you go? >> the president is anxious for his next try even his supporters are scratching their heads over what went wrong. >> i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. the good news is, that's just the first one and it's fair to say we will see a little more activity at the next one. >> meanwhile mayor ronnie is facing critics after telling the newspaper there was no legislation regards with abortion that would become part of my agenda despite promises to end funding to planned parenthood and desires to see roe vs. wade overturned. >> the magic button called google can help anyone find mitt romney's far, right wing conservative positions. who is the real mitt romney? that's the question. >> they said they're not hitting the panic button by any stretch. they have always ran his campaign as if they are five points behind. you can hear from the president himself tonight as
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
to joe biden. one thing was clear. joe biden did what democrats wanted him to do last night. >> no question, george. joe biden came prepared. he came prepared to argue. he came prepared to debate. and he came prepared to be joe biden. mularkey. i didn't know that word before. he took all of the issues that president obama left on the floor last week. and said, you know what? i'm going to take that straight to the romney/ryan ticket. he didn't hesitate to attack them on their so-called budget plan, their tax plan. he was also, at times, when i thought he would become defensive on foreign policy, joe biden showed once again, he has the experience and had the information. and details matter. and joe biden provided those, too. >> you saw the romney campaign zeroing in on the smiles and laughs from joe biden. >> an interesting bar for success. democrats feel because he restored what obama lost last week, got them back to equilibrium. but that doesn't stop any threat for the momentum that romney was able to create from last week's debate. from the romney side, they felt they got t
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
matters and not money will win the election. >> president santos joe biden getting stronger than the policies they put in place. mitt romney will say elected.to get you have to wonder what people say as president. >> we have a few more rounds to go in this fight. we saw very energized performance in the first round. >> mr. romney promised to cut federal funding to pbs in the last debate. next, the highly anticipated l debate onentia kentucky.n jay korff reporting. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez has won reelection. a crowd gathered in washington to cast their votes. venezuelans said that he the challenger by more votes.million >> it is disappointing. something we cannot control. it's a matter of understanding the system is not as democratic as they advertise it is. >> this is his third reelection in 14 years in office. >> virginia u.s. senate candidate george allen and then- tim kaine facing off. the debates will be broadcast live for 8:00 until 9:00 p.m. on our sister station news channel 8. pain at the pump for drivers in california. prices may leave a bad taste in your mou
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president joe biden and vice-presidential nominee paul ryan are getting ready to square off. >> here is what president obama said to diane sawyer. >> we look forward. it makes you that much more determined. >> the president also accused the romney campaign of confusing voters on several issues, including women's health rights. >> mitt romney spent his day in ohio which is perhaps the most important battleground state of them all. he was northeast of columbus. romney has additional appearances scheduled for the buckeyes state later this week. we invite you to watch the debate right here. you can go to wjla.com/react, and if you have a smartphone or tablets, you can give instant reaction which we will share with people tomorrow night on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the number of a phone sex line. >> a major train route was blocked for hours today. remarkable ways that people made it home. >> in the belfort furniture weather center, cool weather for baseball. let me tell you how i will crereate 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means more than
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
presidential debate in 2000. local residents are offering their opinions. >> joe biden is not going to do very well >> in the washington area, of voters are weighing in on who will win and who they want to win. >> paul ryan is a polarizing peck. >> it is going to be pretty even. >> the many who say they plan to vote said they have no plans to watch tonight's debate. >> i did not think it makes that big of a difference. >> i do not think it will be very interesting. i have a lot of work. >> it does matter what vp did has to say. >> if something were to happen to either man, those guys have to fill the void. they're very important. >> no one has got the correct answer to my trivia question on twitter. center college lobbied hard to land the vp debates. reporting live in the news room rebecca cooper. >> close. there are more ways you can interact. go to wjla.com/react. we are using new technology on our website so you can give us your instant reaction. >> metro is finalizing plans to handle the inauguration. back in 2009, the biggest single ridership the in natural history with 1.5 million custo
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
night, joe biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their one and only debate. both are lowering expectations for themselves and inflating them for their opponent. biden says the ryan has been straight forward during the campaign and ryan is praising biden. analysts will watch this debate closely because of the president's performance, which disappointed some people, last week. and remember you can see the vice-presidential debate on abc7 thursday night beginning at 9:00. >> and we're following developing news tonight where there may be a major break in the case of a missing teenager. this afternoon searchers found a body in a wooded area near where bryan glenn's car was found last week. he went missing after dropping his brother off at school. his car was found next day. >> as a parent, my heart was breaking for his family. so, i said, you know what? nothing is more important today than to come up and look for this boy. >> police have not yet identified the body or the cause of death. >> new information on a desperate -- on a deadly-officer involved shooting in woodland. someone
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
attorney, joe amendola, says sandusky is going to fight for a new trial. >> his morale has been amazingly upbeat. he's been working on his appeal. he's very -- i think he's very confident that he's going to get another shot at this. >> reporter: in addition to sandusky speaking, the sentencing hearing will include arguments by attorneys, possible messages of support from sandusky friends and family, and impact statements from at least two victims. >> it is a tragedy compounded by the fact that we have a man who was convicted who won't come forward and show any contrition and any remorse. >> reporter: after sentencing today, jerry sandusky will under in go an extensive evaluation, that could take a few months that determines which prison he is sent to. >> we know they're going to appeal whatever happens today. but for today's purposes, what do the possible sentences vary so much? >> reporter: we talked about in our story how the crimes were committed over 15 years and the law changed in pennsylvania during that time. essentially, the judge has a complicated task. he has to figure out what
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Oct 10, 2012 11:35pm EDT
no sense together. >> reporter: at serendipity three, joe insists it's not just the price. expensive is easy to do, find expensive ingredients throw them together. if they don't work together it is a disaster. >> reporter: who would actually buy this extravagant burger? wow. that's good. that is, that is amazing. serendipity 3 sold a handful of theirs. as for 666, guess what there haven't been any takers. for "nightline," t.j. winick in new york. >>> oh, my goodness. well, a final note tonight. last night we told you about a 10-year-old girl, jessica ridgeway who vanished in colorado. late tonight, two law enforcement sources have told abc news, investigators have reason to believe they have found her
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
today. he accused joe biden of doubling down on denial. these comments come as we learn more than 50 million people watched last night's vice presidential debates. we're also keeping a close watch tonight on a breaking story that is grabbing a lot of attention. the nationals are a few innings away from advancing in the playoffs. right now, they are beating the st. louis cardinals in game 5. the winner of this game tonight advances in the playoffs. the loser goes som. -- goes home. it would be the biggest win in nationals history. >> we do not want to jinx it. i expected to talk to a lot of fans who were overly cautious. these fans came here expecting to see a victory. these fans have been on their feet. they have stayed that way for the last 2.5 hours. top of the seventh, the nationals are up 6-3. they are on fire tonight, and so are the fans. every seat was filled and it is standing room only. the fans are showing their october natitude. folks that were here both last night and tonight they believe -- we believe they are a bit superstitious. another girl brought the exact same sign
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: back on the trail for the candidates. >> didn't joe do great last night? >> reporter: after no knockout blow in the vice presidential debate. but the romney/ryan team sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >>
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Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
to come out. i think that will be fleshd out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help on the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger rolen global politics. >> our friend and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. >> romney criticized the obama administration for failing to declare at take on the u.s. consulate in libya a terrorist attack. >>> with his opponent surging in the polls, president obama is campaigning with new urgency. he told donors in san francisco it was time to get, quote, almost obsessive in their efforts to lobby friend and relatives in battleground states and he declared i very much intend to win this election. >>> our other big story of the week, deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a shipment of steroid is claiming more lives. now 105 confirmed cases stretching throughout the country in n
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the second. and so does joe biden against paul ryan in kentucky. >> it's all about the unundecid voters. we have one more jobs report after this one. let's assume that the economy remains tepid and growing slowly. how much does a small drop in the unemployment rate help undecided voters? >> it creates a psychological barrier, breaking below 8%. and the issue is less the actual number than the trend. and the fact is we're moving in the right direction. not as fast as some folks would like. but it gives reason for hope. again, this is a statistical tallsman that tells people we're moving in the right direction. >> talk about the vice presidential debate coming up this thursday. is that likely to have any impact on the interior of this race? >> it could have one. if paul ryan wins this debate, that gives the romney camp a strong argument. mitt romney trying to move towards the center. there's going to be a lot of fireworks. you have a policy wonk in paul ryan. you have joe biden who is everyone's uncle, for better or worse. >> who knows what he'll say? >> every little bit matters. 30 days away
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Oct 8, 2012 2:30am EDT
it was when he took office. and a wild ten days in the race. >> and joe biden getting advice from david axelrod, the strategic adviser for obama, to alleviate some of the same costly mistakes. >> paul ryan must be a little nervous for the first national debate. he's going up against a 40-year vet. >>> the race in connecticut is close. it has been particularly nasty. their debate is no different. >> i think obama care was put into place to bring down the cost curve on health care, and that's not what's happening. insurance premiums are going up. the cost of health care is going up. we're going to add about 10 million more people to our health care rolls. >> let's fix the bill and make it right and not repeal it and the ma thaul gee that you can preserve all ltd good parts. >> the two are vying for the seat now held by joe lieberman, an independent who is retiring. >>> israel is trying to determine the origin of the drone it shot down after it crossed into israeli territory over the weekend. nobody was injured in the incident. the unmanned plane was not carrying any exsphroes eufrs and it
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
record. re-elect me. >> the fact of the matter is as president and joe biden are getting clobbered on the policies that they put in place. >> democrats used the sunday talk shows in part to redefine romney's debate performance last week. not as a strong showing, but as a political facade. one obama advisor called romney masterful and theatrical. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. and if somebody says absolutely anything to get elected, you have to wonder what they're going to say when they're president. >> we have a few more round to go in this fight. what we saw in the first round is a very energized performance. it was big bird meets the big lies. >> mr. romney vowed during the debate to cut federal funding to pbs. ergo the big bird. tonight the president said "governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again. but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street." reporting live in the newsroom, jay korff. >> a developing story on another presidential election. that is playing out nearly 2,100 miles from wa
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
a stop in ohio and iowa. vice-president joe biden and republican nominee paul ryan are debate onfor a thursday. outside, 45 degrees. wet. >> still ahead, the mother of accused murderer george gets her first television interview. i believe in the beginning that he was innocent. i believe in the beginning tit's time to get real about what happens in the bathroom. and start talking about what you really want from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong is stronger than the leading value brand, for a confident clean. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tuesday morning,
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the game. their mode of transport couldn't be any different. greg joe's of the metro for his trip from paul's church. >> the highway is going to be a mess. >> he and like-minded fan turn the green line into a sea of red. by 1:00, more than 10,000 fans had piled through the navy yard station. what donna took the most scenic route, the ferry from alexandria to that park. >> -- to nats park. >> [indiscernible] tickets to the boats to a playoff game sold out in hours the fastest pace all year. >> those who decided to take to the road had a little extra help getting there. the department of transportation added dozens more workers to keep things moving. >> let's try to reach out to see what they have to say about that. >> it worked out for gary to have a smooth drive in. but with 12,000 cars leaving navy yard during rush hour, his return trip could be a nightmare. >> if you're not a fan, you can handle traffic, don't come down here. >> a lot of cars on the road but things are moving smoothly and that might have been because a lot of fans started moving early. an estimated 12,0
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
and joe and of course, heather locklear as amanda. wait till you see who is here live. one of the original cast members takes times square. >>> happy monday, everyone! robin is recovering from her bone marrow transplant. and amy robach is here with us who may be the only person who knows who the surprise guest is. >> i'm keeping my lips sealed right now. >> who is it? >> dougie stewart. >> we have a lot to get to it. we want to get the latest to the white house race. inside a month to go, a new race. national polls show mitt romney getting a real bounce out of the debate. >>> also ahead, we'll have the latest on the escalating meningitis outbreak. the number of cases more than doubling over the weekend to 91. dr. besser joining us with what you need to know right now. >>> and we have some big news for one of our family members, sam. [ applause ] >> over the weekend, do you want to tell us, or shall i? >> i got engaged. [ applause ] >> thank you. yeah, thank you very much. and the amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us. and i thank you. and we'll talk ab
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is holed up in a delaware hotel room, engaged in debate prep. while paul ryan got some unexpected debate prep of his own with a reporter from our flint, michigan, affiliate. >> the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunities in the inner cities. to help teach people good discipline, good character. that is civil society. that's what charities and civic groups and churches do, to help one another. >> and do that by cutting taxes? with a big tax cut? >> those are yours, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> yeah. that was strange. >> reporter: the obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. the ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. >>> diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the next big debate. the v.p. candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh a
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Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
coach as a monster. lead prosecutor joe mcgettigan says sandusky deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life. >> he displayed deviance, narcissism, lack of feeling for the pain he caused others and to the end, unwillingness to accept responsibility, in fact, his statement today was a masterpiece of banal, self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance or responsibility. >> after sandusky's sentencing, the penn state president put out a statement saying "while the sentence cannot erase what happened, hopefully it will provide come frt to those affected by these horrible events." >>> the deadly meningitis outbreak is getting worse by the day with florida now reporting its first death late last night. that brings total death toll now to 12. at least 119 people in ten states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare cases of guchlt the rare cases of fungal meningitis tied to steroid shots made by a pharmacy in the state of massachusetts. >>> nasa scientists say they may have solved a martian mystery. it is most likely
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